The oval, clean, and huge Lake Pleshcheyevo is one of the main decorations of Pereslavl, an ancient town in central Russia. But first and foremost this lake, with an area of more than 50 square kilometers, is an extremely valuable natural and historical landmark of Zalessky Krai. It was formed thousands of years ago as a result of glacial movement.
The lake is fed by 19 rivers and springs but there is only one outlet — the river Veksa, 8 kilometers long. It is Veksa that connects Lake Pleshcheyevo with the River Volga through Lake Somino and the River Nerl Volzhskaya. The Pereslavl lake is home to more than 16 species of fish, including burbot, pike, roach, and the famous whitefish — a very rare freshwater herring.
Throughout the whole city's history its residents» life has been intertwined with the lake. The beautiful places along the hilly shores of the lake were often used to build orthodox monasteries and churches that were frequently visited by grand dukes and tsars. Peter the Great once turned his attention to the lake as well and in several years it became the birthplace of the Russian Navy.Today the beauty and uniqueness of Lake Pleshcheyevo attracts many people. It gives the city a potential for development as a famous tourist center.
|Address:||Yaroslavl Oblast, Pereslavsky District, the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky|